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  • Published:

    Jun 23, 2015
  • ISBN:

    9780061733529
  • Pages:

    320
  • Size:

    5.4" x 8"
  • Weight:

    0.5 lb
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Book Title and Author Byline

Self-Compassion

The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

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About the Book

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.

More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living.

About the Author

Kristin Neff

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Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion almost twenty years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They co-authored the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. Her newest work focuses on how to balance self-acceptance with the courage to make needed change. In June 2021, she will publish Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.

For more information on self-compassion, including a self-compassion test, research articles, practices, and Dr. Neff's teaching schedule, go to www.self-compassion.org.

Reviews

“In this deeply personal, highly practical book, Kristin Neff moves the entire study of compassion forward.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness

“This book and its courageous and compassionate author will become essential reading for all of us seeking inner peace and true, lasting happiness in our lives. Savor and enjoy!” —Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Mindsight

“A portable friend to all readers—especially but not only women—who need to learn that the Golden Rule works only if it’s reversible: We must learn to treat ourselves as well as we wish to treat others.” —Gloria Steinem

“Drawing on a powerful blend of Western psychology and Eastern meditative strategies, Kristin Neff offers practical, wise guidance on the path of emotional healing and deep inner transformation.” —Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance

“Neff’s compassionate tone makes Buddhist principles accessible, and exercises make them applicable in real life.” —Publishers Weekly

“This is an important book. Following its advice can free readers from the chains of self-criticism and replace them with the wings of self-encouragement.” —Steven Stosny, Ph.D., author of Love Without Hurt

“A beautiful book that helps us all see the way to cure the world, one person at a time, starting with yourself. Read it and start the journey.” —Rosie O’Donnell, talk show host

“An original and doable blueprint for improving the quality of your life.” —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow and Creativity

“Based on state-of-the-art research, Neff provides essential lessons for how to excel personally and professionally through self-compassion.” —Dr. Todd B. Kashdan, author of Curious? and Designing Positive Psychology

“Neff’s powerful research and her ability to explain how self-compassion affects our everyday lives makes this book a transformative read.” —Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of The Gifts of Imperfection

“This is an important book. Following its advice can free readers from the chains of self-criticism and replace them with the wings of self-encouragement.” —Steven Stosny, Ph.D., author of Love Without Hurt

“If you have a longing to relate to your inner life with authentic care, this book will show you how. Drawing on a powerful blend of Western psychology and Eastern meditative strategies, Kristin Neff offers practical, wise guidance on the path of emotional healing and deep inner transformation.” —Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance

“Brilliant! Self-compassion is a revolutionary new idea-a better idea-pioneered by the author, Kristin Neff, with profound implications for how to live our lives.” —Christopher K. Germer, Ph.D., author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion